Toraja House Adorned with Many Water Buffalo Horns

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Toraja House Adorned with Many Water Buffalo Horns

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Toraja House Adorned with many Water Buffalo Horns - Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

In Toraja culture, the buffalo horns that are often displayed on their houses have significant symbolic meaning. The horns (of previously sacrificed buffaloes) are typically displayed staked on a pole in front of the house and can vary in number depending on the family's social status and wealth.

The horns are seen as a symbol of wealth and status, and they also reflect the family's ability to perform important ceremonies and rituals, which often involve the sacrifice of water buffaloes.

See more photos and info in the Toraja Tongkonan Traditional Houses photo album..

See more information about the Toraja People in the Tana Toraja photo album.

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Photo taken on February 26, 2016
Sangpiakpadang, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
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